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Freezers
Sun 7-Feb-10
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devongarden
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My freezer has once again iced up. 4 days ago it was fine, now it needs defrosting. It seems to do this every couple of months. I am getting very tired of defrosting it, even though, thanks to Lakeland's  defrosting stuff, it only takes a couple of hours. Before I moved I had a frost-free freezer that did ice up and was then almost impossible to defrost because the ice was hidden in the works. (It was one of the very first frost-free ones.) So when I moved and needed a smaller freezer I got one that needed manual defrosting and I am fed up with it!

Does anyone know if recent self-defrosting models do what they say? I am thinking of getting a Liebherr, because I could get one bigger than I now have that would cost less to run than mine.

I know the dehydrator means I can store more things without using electricity except for the drying, but I still run out of space for left-overs or making large quantities at once.

Any thoughts anyone?

Mon 1-Mar-10
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Is the air getting in through the door seals, or are they split, sry and seal back up with some silicon food type if you do gule it make sure there is a smear of vasolean on the freezer side not door so it wont stick if not can you post some pictures so i can see it .

Mon 1-Mar-10
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Yes, Barbara, I think Mutley is right.

It's probably normal mositure laden air getting in from outside. We have the same problem. Our upright fridge/freezer is 17 years old and was cheap to start with. But it keeps chugging along, despite the occasional heart failure.

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Tue 2-Mar-10
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Thanks, Mutley and Danny. I suspect you are right, but I am not sure where it is leaking since the seal looks fine. I know that you can put a thin piece of paper between the seal and door, close the door, and try to pull it out--if you can, the seal isn't good enough. But I don't know what to do about it if that is the case, so I haven't spent the time doing it yet. But I resent paying for more electricity than necessary and have read that any more than 5mm of frost means it costs a lot more to run. Not as much more as a new freezer, I know, but I am still cross about it.Yell

On the fridge, there was a visible gap between the seal and fridge so I put a small magnet in to expand the seal (between door and seal) and it has solved the problem.

Tue 2-Mar-10
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I've been reading about a similar problem on another board and it was suggested that the front of the freezer be raised very slightly, it might be worth a try.

I'll try that again!

Tue 2-Mar-10
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Problem solved put a small tea light / candle inside to stop the ice forming. its not rocket science.  Eeek 

Thu 4-Mar-10
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TA, thanks, I will try that (when DS comes to visit later this month and can help).Raising the front so the door shuts slightly downhill and its weight keeps it shut does make sense. It has been fine the last couple of days, since I defrosted it. Tonight I realised that a levelling wedge had slipped out from under one of the feet, so it was wobbling if touched, which probably didn't help.

Mutley , where is the thumbs down icon when I need it? ! Whistle

Wed 10-Mar-10
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Lol. joking Big_Laugh , A eating popcorn would also be a good icon for deep topics.

Wed 10-Mar-10
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Will this one do, Barbara?

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Wed 10-Mar-10
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We really need Danny to put that one permanently in the forum.  Oh and a 'rolling eyes' one.

I'll try that again!

Wed 10-Mar-10
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Like this one, TA:

rolling eyes

and a 'smug' one (I'm sure there will be occasions) .....Big_Laugh :

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Wed 10-Mar-10
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Yes BS those are perfect.  I just don't seem to be able to get them into anything I post.  Steam

I'll try that again!

Wed 10-Mar-10
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OK, they are added. Good ones, BA.

BS and TA - if I get sent down for piracy, I am taking both of you down with me!

(oh, what fun we would have!) Wink

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Thu 11-Mar-10
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Look forward to it!

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Thanks Danny, you're a Star and so are you BS.

I'll try that again!

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